Tom introduced Howard to his wife, Kerri, a fellow comedian, noting that she actually surpassed him on 'Last Comic Standing.' Kerri said she held out on Tom for a lot longer than 3 dates: "Three months. It's not that long. But it's huge for a guy." In the many happy years since, she's had 3 kids: "I need a lift and a tuck so he needs that TV show. … That time of the month, if I haven't shit in a while, I look 4 months pregnant."
Intrigued, Howard poked around and discovered that Kerri had once dated Colin Quinn--Kerri explained: "This was during a break-up between Tom and I. … [Colin]'s more like a child...he is a child." Tom said he'd been unhappy bedding comedy groupies on the road and came to his senses--he begged Kerri to take him back, married her, and started a family: "I prefer monogamy. Because I'm not good with names."